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GH's Tequan Richmond Cast In Major Role in New Showtime Drama Pilot!

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While TJ has been in story of late on General Hospital, now comes news that actor Tequan Richmond has been in cast in a very promising pilot for a new series for Showtime!

According to Deadline, the untitled hourlong drama is described as a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death.  The pilot will film in Chicago later this year.

Tequan will play Emmett, an attractive, young African-American teen who believes his sexual prowess is what defines him. But there are consequences, as he has fathered three children by three different women. However, his attitude about what it means to be a man will be challenged when he’s forced to raise one.

Under the Dome’s Aisha Hines will play the role of is Jada, Emmett’s young, single mother. Jada is strong, smart, a survivor, with a surprising mix of honesty, anger, humor and love.

What do you think of Tequan’s new role?  Share your thoughts below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maybe that means he is FINALLY leaving and we can be rid of TJ for good! The character never clicked, and I never felt the role should’ve been recast in the first place; it shouldn’t been written out forever ago.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I say YAY to cable for this…I want NUDE scenes…WOOHOOOOOO

SZima
SZima

I’m with you Scott. The TJ character is not needed. I think Tequan is talented and I’m happy for him getting this opportunity, but I’ve never cared for TJ.

RE: the new character he’s playing…
The kid is 22 years old in real life) and he’s fathered 3 kids with 3 women? Has a young, angry, single mother? Really?

Stereotyping much?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I like this kid. Great opportunity for him. I would, though, be disappointed if he was recast on GH. His character seems to be regretting more airtime and he’s so likeable! Be interesting to see him on Showtime’s

rebecca1
rebecca1

Auto correct needs spell check! Getting more airtime…not regretting! And…interesting to see him in such a different role…He plays such an innocent on GH.

elm51
elm51

i am so happy for tequan – i have watched him since he was on everybody hates chris – i hope the pilot get picked up…………………….

su0000
su0000

Tequan is very talented, he will go far.
It is a very good and exciting for him to spread his wings and fly..
GH is a nation of excellent talent, the best actors by far.
I can understand how some have been offered to move on and out of a soap into the big time.

I hope he will stay on with GH as recurring.

Reagan
Reagan

I know this is great news for the actor but I hate to see him off of GH. I’m glad they have been using him more. Hope he doesn’t get written off via being killed.

Virginia
Virginia

I agree w/suOOOO & Reagan. Let’s keep our fingers crossed

Paul
Paul

I wish the actor the best. However, I hope this signals the end of the TJ character. There are many more interesting characters that have been sidelined and the actors moved to recurring while this character remained with nothing interesting to do or say.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Fathered 3 children by 3 different women…hmm…did someone read my nephews bio…lol

su0000
su0000

Jinh !
You are living in a soap opera!
howzit goin in there ??

Timmm
Timmm

I didnt know he played in the NFL!

aria
aria

isn’t he a contract player on GH? he must have an out if he gets a pilot or something it just doesn’t make sense for contract players to try an book other tv shows unless its like a guest starting role, but lead on a pontential show? oh well, its not like the show utilize him a lot, like always the show under utilize him while he was on contract, so good for him…

Timmm
Timmm

No way was he on contract!

Fanny
Fanny

Nooooooooooooooooo way!

Aria
Aria

Way, his face appears in opening credits and only contract players appear!

Shay
Shay

Timmm….You wouldn’t believe some of the GH players on contract! Many are real headscratchers….hardly star material. Check out the list on IMDb

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

Good for him! Get out before the casting couch is full of ex-soap stars.

Belle
Belle

T.J.’s character is growing on me. However, I never understood how he hated his mother because she’s been undercover ; yet, he’s crazy about Sonny! Help me understand that reasoning.

Timmm
Timmm

Good luck. Now moving on. Perfect time to recast and age TJ.

Fanny
Fanny

Exactly…

Tony
Tony

I’m glad that he’s getting a lead role in a new series but I hope that ABC doesn’t kill him off of GH. I think he’s good for the show, myself. One character, however, that I never thought worked out was the character of, “Rafe”, who ABC seemed to kill off pretty quickly.

And, I was watching GH this afternoon during a hospital scene with “Carly” & “Sonny” and he actually made a blooper during the scene! He’s supposed to be totally out of it and heavily medicated since he got “shot”, right? Well, this afternoon Carly was talking to his character and, honestly, I saw him blink his eyes when he’s supposed to be acting like he’s in a coma or heavily medicated.

My Mom/Dad & I all thought that was kinda funny. LOL!

Speaking of “bloopers” & “blooper reels”, I really miss shows like that on television these days….

tlove
tlove

Possibly a recast for TJ (aged). I thought i read somewhere that he was in his twenties. However info came from soap twitter so I don’t know how reliable any news would be. Either some kin to Val or Jordan?

Leading lady- hmmm Sam? Wishful thinking on my part
Elizabeth has her hands and arms full. Not Carly. I don’t see him being for Anna.
Is Sonny going to be bitter and push Carly away if he is indeed going to be paralyzed? Maybe Carly but her go to has always been Sonny when shes afraid or excited. So again not Carly.
Is Hayden considered a leading lady? Don’t know what the Writers have in store once she learns Nik tried to kill her? But i want her with Nik in spite of it. They could laugh about it over coffee after they get married. Private joke between married ppl.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You gave me a great idea…
Could be a Quartermaine about whom no one is aware. Is that possible? Justus Ward’s son? Perhaps he’a half brother of Valerie, tlove. That is, if Patricia had Valerie with Justus…hey, big mystery-story could come out of this, yes?

tlove
tlove

Yes. That is possible. It will tie Valerie in more to PC. Bringing in the extended Quatarmaine family-i believe i read somewhere that they were doing that?

CeeCee
CeeCee

@tlove.
Hi,
I haven’t read that anywhere…it may be true. But a few months ago, when Valerie joined the cast, we were all speculating what the motive for Valerie staying on was; and, to whom she could be connected, that is, what core family. I believe Rose and I had a discussion on this very subject, that is Valerie’s paternity. Rose had proposed that Patricia could have had Valerie with Justus. So, that possibility never left my mind.

janet
janet

How he gets killed. jumps in front of Sonny, maybe Michael will get his head examined and remember why he took Avery away from the danger that’s living with the mob. before anyone gets the idea I mean the actor. I mean the character. I feel for Jordan but maybe he could jump in front of her instead .A bullet meant for Sonny. Good Luck Tequan. He can act.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julexis Goes To Therapy

On General Hospital, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was able to convince Julian (William deVry) to attend therapy with her to help her better understand her issues with men and relationships, which all of have been tainted by the destructive relationship between her father Mikkos Cassadine and her mother.

When Julexis sits down for the session with Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), things take a bad turn when Alexis starts explaining to Julian why he is there, while Julian feels it’s just an attack on him, and their past, especially when it comes up how he held a knife at her throat on the pier and tried to kill her. Julian tells Kevin that everything he did was to protect his family from his crazy sister, Olivia.

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Julian is ready to storm out, but Kevin suggest they implement more structure to the session to make this work for everyone.  It’s clear Julian does want to help Alexis, and/or also come to understand something about himself and their relationship, and why it splintered.  When asked by Kevin why Julian felt encouraged to pursue Alexis when he first came to town; knowing he was a criminal and she was on the right-side-of-the-law, Julian with tears in his eyes says, “Redemption.”  Julian says he fell in love with Alexis, but also liked the idea of proving and becominga better man.  He then says that both of them were trying to break the cycle of violence from their pasts, and he wished they had both been able to do so – in a heavy-dose-of-reality moment for Julexis.

The session ends, and Julian and Alexis walk to the hospital elevator, and he agrees to go to more sessions with her, saying that they both have issues to address so they can move on with their lives.  Alexis thanks Julian and offers one day to repay this favor.

In these scenes, William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn brought the heartfelt emotions and the internal conflict that has made Julexis a dynamic duo on GH.   Now with Julian seemingly moving on with Kim (Tamara Braun), and Alexis wanting a fresh start, will these joint therapy sessions enable them to do that  … or perhaps can they resolve the issues that have plagued them, and move on with each other, and grow from it?

So, do you think this is the true end of the road for Julexis?  What did you think of the performances of Will and Nancy?  Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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